ISO/IEC 27001 - Information security

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known international standard for information security management systems (ISMS) and their requirements.
Information Security

Need to secure your information against cyberattacks and data breaches? You can do that with the international standard ISO/IEC 27001

There’s not a single organisation that is immune to cyberattacks and data breaches. Not only do you lose your customers’ trust, an attack or leak can also lead to serious financial damage. How do you protect yourself and stay one step ahead of cybercriminals? With the international standard ISO/IEC 27001. This management system for information security helps you keep all risks optimally under control.

The benefits for your organisation

ISO/IEC27001 helps get your information security in order. Here’s an overview of the biggest concrete benefits:

  • Better protection of critical data

    Working with an information security management system protects your critical data. You reduce the risk of your information being misused. And you avoid it being incorrect or not available on time.

  • Greater clarity

    Written operational procedures and a clear division of roles allow you to systematically detect and address vulnerabilities.

  • Increased customer confidence

    Customers are showing increasing interest in how you manage their data. By working with an information security management system, you put them at ease. That way, they'll continue to choose your organisation.

  • Reduced financial risk

    By failing to comply with relevant information security laws, you risk hefty fines. Also, loss of reputation and loss of customers can lead to serious financial damage.

  • Suited to your needs

    Public sector? Private? Large or small? Every organisation, regardless of sector, can apply this standard in a way that meets their needs. Be sure to check out the complementary standard ISO/IEC 27009 for a sector-specific version.

  • International prestige

    Are you working to an internationally recognised ISO standard? Then your credibility gets a big boost across national borders.

  • In accordance with the GDPR

    As an added bonus, ISO/IEC 27001 helps you comply with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), demonstrating operational excellence.

'Cybercriminals exploit both technical and human weaknesses. How best to secure against their attacks? By applying a minimum of best practices. ISO/IEC 27001 defines the requirements for setting up, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving an information security management system for each organisation.'

Yvan Baes
IT Manager at NBN

Get your information security all set

Get your certificate

ISO/IEC 27001 is among the top four most popular ISO management standards when looking at the number of certifications.

What makes this certification so interesting?

  • Today, consumers and partners want to be sure that their data is safe with your organisation. A certificate inspires trust and brings new commercial opportunities.
  • As a certified organisation, your chances of winning tenders increase. In fact, more and more government bodies and large companies are looking for organisations that have their information security in order.
  • Achieving and maintaining certification means regular audits. And that means ensuring your objectives and procedures are always up to date. Result? Your information security continuously improves.

Want to know more about certification? You can read all about it here.

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Higher sales: You constantly respond to the needs of your customers and increase their satisfaction. This is how you put them first. Result: you ensure customer loyalty, attract new customers and increase your turnover.
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Demonstrable quality: With the ISO 9001 quality management system, you show your customers and other stakeholders that you provide reliable products or services.
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Lower costs: Thanks to the four-step cycle, you reduce the likelihood of errors. Your organisation also works more efficiently, reducing the time and resources you need to invest in it.
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Greater flexibility: You put a strong focus on risks and opportunities. This allows you to respond optimally to changes in the market and within your organisation. Thanks to this high adaptability, you stay one step ahead of the competition.
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New markets: Does your organisation operate internationally? Then ISO 9001 is an important tool for bringing in new customers.
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Greater customer satisfaction: You don't just say you’re customer-centric, you show you are. You do this by meeting, or even exceeding, your customers’ expectations and needs.
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Better overview: You evaluate your entire organisation. This gives you a strong foundation for your business goals and for uncovering new opportunities.
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Tailored to each organisation: You can use ISO 9001 for any type of organisation, whether small or large, private or public, NGO, college, hospital, etc.
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Strong commitment: You actively involve your own employees in the quality management system. This gives them more responsibility and trust, leading to higher productivity and satisfaction in the workplace.

One step further?

Although ISO/IEC 27001 is the only certifiable standard from the ISO/IEC 27000 series, we recommend combining it with other standards from this family. That way, you know exactly how best to apply ISO/IEC 27001 and you strengthen the management of your information security.

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